Styles For Your Wrist
Time was a mystery for man until someone made a watch. From star charts to the physical structures telling time and forecasts, humans have come a long way in terms of technology. And so has time management. In today’s world wrist watches are not just there to tell time but also show elegance and style. They are an essential part of your wardrobe. You can wear one in the office or at the beach. There are numerous options which serve different needs. You have to get some style for your wrist to complete your look.
You need to have a perfect time piece for every occasion and event. Here are some wrist watch styles for you to consider for your wrist.
For Your Office
A simple and elegant wrist watch should be the choice for your office. This is also known as dress watch. Dress or office wrist watch doesn’t need to have big dials and chronographs. It should not be chunky and heavy. These wrist watches are essentially for formal wear and should be avoided to be worn with jeans and t-shirt.
This watch can be paired with a business suit, with tuxedo and may be with a dinner jacket if you are going to meet your girlfriend’s parents.
For The Gym
These wrist watches have to be tough and should be able to handle lots of sweat and heat. They can be digital with health monitoring abilities. The strap should be silicon based. Silicon based straps are softer and water proof.
During exercise you need to concentrate on your moves and should not be distracted with the strap of your watch pinching you. Leather straps in this situation are the worst. It will be torn out in no time and leave a stain on your clothing or your wrist.
These wrist watches are inspired by aviator and field watches. Field watches were worn in battle fields to coordinate attacks, firing pattern while withstanding the grit and rigor of the battle.
Aviators used special wrist watches to tell them fuel consumption and distance that they have travelled. They had medium to big dials. These can have complicated chronograph or can be simple with a date and time option.
These wrist watches can either be simple or in color. They reflect the ‘go getter’ and ‘freedom’ attitude. Wear it with t-shirt and denim or casual shirt and denim. Get ready to get compliments.
Dive Baby Dive
Divers watch as they call the waterproof watch used by scuba divers or swimmers. This type of wrist watch was designed to go as everyday wear, with the ability to be near or under water.
This style gained popularity with the watches featured in James Bond movies.
The classic style of the timepiece is made in stainless steel or titanium. The other style that has come out is made of silicone and rubber but this may not look as classic. Silicon and rubber strapped wrist watches of this kind are usually worn by professional swimmers and divers for rugged use.
If you go for the classic look in metal then this wrist watch can be worn with the business suit as well as underwater diving, scuba or water sport.
Let’s Go For a Drive
Drivers watch or racing watches were made for race car drivers. TAG Heuer and Omega watches were at the forefront for this style of wrist watches.
These watches started the trend of chronograph and tachymeter features for a watch. These wrist watches have medium to large dials. They are much flashier than the aviators or field watches and are casual in style.
You can wear it if you are a driving enthusiast or are going out with your friends. These watches make a loud statement so be careful of the outfits that your pair them with.
These are the Ferrari’s and Lamborghini’s of wrist watches. They are expensive and are crafted differently. For example they may be made with an expensive metal like gold or titanium.
Hard to get, means more money. These are special edition or limited edition wrist watches that are not mass produced. Craftsmanship is another factor, more detailing and better materials are put in, to make it stand out in the crowd of wrist watches.
These are some of the styles that you need to consider while making a purchase. The first time purchase of a wrist watch may be limited in budget but not the style, to have a better experience with the timepieces. Go for the one that suits your wrist and your personality.
Never compromise on the looks or color for a few dollars. You will only waste your money if you are not going to wear a watch or if you don’t like it.
Some rules for buying a wrist watch:
- Remain within your budget.
- Size of the dial should not exceed the size of the wrist.
- Strap style should not be too colorful unless that’s what your prefer.
- Oversized dials are for music videos.
- Do not compete with others while making a purchase.
- Run the situations in your head when and where you will wear the timepiece.
If you go by the above rules you will end up with a classic timeless beauty on your wrist and will not regret your decision. Go and invest in a good wrist watch for yourself or for the ones you love.
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